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Featuring news and analysis from people actively involved in producing food and shaping policy, each issue focuses on a specific topic and actively seeks to challenge accepted opinion and spark constructive debate.
What people have said about Food Ethics:
"Cutting-edge analysis that prompts real debate." Zac Goldsmith, Director of The Ecologist.
"...a welcome forum for a debate we urgently need to have." Professor Peter Singer, author of Eating.
"Provocative and practical... packed with critical insight." Joanna Blythman, author of Shopped and Bad Food Britain.
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The Spring 2013 edition of Food Ethics magazine examines the issue of choice along the food chain.
It’s easy to take choice for granted, but there are many whose choice is either restricted or non-existent. Farmed animals, the very young, future generations, those living in extreme poverty, and the planet we live on are all disproportionately affected by the choices others are free to make.
The Summer issue of Food Ethics magazine asks: what does ‘sustainable intensification’ mean? Is it the silver bullet that will deliver green and fair farming and food systems, or is it business as usual with a green halo?
Our expert contributors debate these issues and more, unravelling the rhetoric, assumptions and differing viewpoints and values that lie behind the language.
The debate is timely. DEFRA’s Green Food Project, which looks at what sustainable intensification means for food and farming in the UK, was published on 10th July this year.
The Autumn 2012 edition of Food Ethics magazine investigates power and responsibility in the food system. Five years ago we published a magazine on ‘big retail’, which looked at whether supermarkets and food businesses could go green, healthy and fair. Since then the Groceries Code Adjudicator bill has been introduced in Parliament, progressive businesses have begun mainstreaming sustainable practices and consumers offered more buying choices.
Food Ethics Spring '12
In the spring 2012 issue of Food Ethics magazine we take on the much undervalued subject of soils. Their health and sustainability is fundamental to our future – ensuring fertility for increasing yields; helping cope with drought and water shortages; maintaining human health though providing essential nutrients to our diets; and its essential role in carbon sequestration.